Patents Examined by Elaine M Vazquez
  • Patent number: 11639044
    Abstract: A self-adhesive vapor-permeable membrane for use on a building, comprising a support that is permeable to air and water vapor, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer that is permeable to air and water vapor, and is secured to the underside of the support, wherein the membrane is noteworthy in that it comprises gas bubbles trapped between the support and the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventors: Hervé Durand, Hervé Lluch, Alain Guillemet
  • Patent number: 11618838
    Abstract: Complexes, compositions, articles of manufacture, and method for making the same are provided herein. In one embodiment, a borate-polyol complex may be prepared by reacting a boron-containing compound and a polyol to form a reaction mixture and then neutralizing the reaction mixture to form a neutralized borate-polyol complex. The neutralized borate-polyol complex may then be used in combination with polymeric resins to form adhesive products, among other material products, which products can be in manufacturing articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: HEXION INC.
    Inventors: Jaworski C. Capricho, Karen Theresa Love, Alex Bruce, Gary Byrom, Robert B. Currie
  • Patent number: 11541645
    Abstract: A cover film having at least (A) a substrate layer, (B) an intermediate layer, (C) an adhesive layer, and (D) a heat seal layer having a heat sealable resin, a thermoplastic resin of the (D) heat sealing layer having a mixture of two types of (meth)acrylic acid ester copolymers having different glass transition temperatures and a hydrazide compound, wherein one of the (meth)acrylic acid ester copolymer in the (meth)acrylic acid ester copolymer mixture has a glass transition temperature of ?20 to 10° C. and the other (meth)acrylic acid ester copolymer has a glass transition temperature of 40 to 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Takanori Atsusaka, Akira Sasaki, Saori Niwa, Shun Uchiyama, Akihiro Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 11534519
    Abstract: To provide a PTP blister sheet exhibiting a high adsorption effect over prolonged periods, and a PTP blister pack formed from it. A PTP blister sheet having at least a gas barrier layer and an odor adsorption layer, wherein the odor adsorption layer comprises a heat-sealable resin containing an odor adsorption agent, and the odor adsorption agent is formed by a chemical adsorption agent supported on an inorganic porous body, and a PTP blister pack formed from it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Naoya Takeuchi, Taeko Matsushita, Koki Akutsu
  • Patent number: 11505894
    Abstract: Articles are provided that include a fibrous substrate and porous polymeric particles. At least 50% of the porous polymeric particles are bound to the fibrous substrate. Methods of making the articles are provided that include providing porous polymeric particles, providing a fibrous substrate, and binding the porous polymeric particles to the fibrous substrate. The articles can be used for fluid management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ibrahim A. El Hedok, Hassan Sahouani, Jennifer N. Hanson, Bradley W. Eaton
  • Patent number: 11443656
    Abstract: A label may include an electrically insulating label layer, an electrically conductive backing layer, and an electrically conductive adhesive. The label layer may include a front side including visible and/or scannable information and a back side. The electrically conductive backing layer may extend beyond an outer edge of the label layer in at least one direction parallel to the back side of the label layer. The electrically conductive backing layer may include a front side coupled to the back side of the label layer and a back side. An adhesive may be disposed on the back side of the backing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Spot Tracker, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Merle Greenhoe, Jason Thomas Dunn
  • Patent number: 11358376
    Abstract: Resin compositions, layers, and interlayers comprising two or more thermoplastic polymers and at least one RI balancing agent for adjusting the refractive index of at least one of the resins or layers is provided. Such compositions, layers, and interlayers exhibit enhanced optical properties while retaining other properties, such as impact resistance and acoustic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Lu, Wenjie Chen, Curtis Schilling, III, John Joseph D'Errico, Weihong Cui
  • Patent number: 11345067
    Abstract: Polymeric based closed cell foams, such as shape memory polymer foams, contain bubbles. Making these bubbles continuous is called reticulation. Disclosed are embodiments of a device and method to controllably reticulate polymer-based closed cell foams by puncturing the membranes of these polymer-based closed cell foams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Jennifer N. Rodriguez, Duncan J. Maitland, Thomas S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11274235
    Abstract: An acrylic adhesive derived from the reaction product of (i) an acrylic acid ester of monohydric alcohol having an alkyl group of 5 to 10 carbon atoms; and (ii) a nonpolar acrylic monomer having a solubility of less than 9.2 as measured with the Fedors method using a homopolymer of the nonpolar acrylic monomer. The acrylic adhesive possesses performance characteristics that enable the adhesive to function in certain embodiments as a pressure-sensitive adhesive for applications involving articles that are sensitive to delamination or tearing upon removal of the adhesive from the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joao R. Talamoni, Susana Shimizu, Jayshree Seth
  • Patent number: 11225878
    Abstract: An abradable composite material comprising a matrix of sintered metallic particles and non-metallic solid lubricants disposed within the interstitial spaces of the matrix is described. The abradable composite material is capable of being used with, e.g., titanium-alloy blades of a gas turbine at least in part because the abradable composite material does not cause excessive wear or damage to the blades of the gas turbine. Methods of forming the abradable composite material are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Technetics Group LLC
    Inventors: Elaine Motyka, Robert Schricker, Gerald Caldwell, Jarell Spears, Thomas Parr, Kelly Ceiler, Tim Appel
  • Patent number: 11053410
    Abstract: A fluorochemical coating composition is provided comprising (A) a hydrolyzable group-containing silane modified with a fluorooxyalkylene-containing polymer and (B) a fluorooxyalkylene-containing polymer having an average molecular weight not higher than the average molecular weight of component (A) in a weight ratio (A)/(B) of 40/60 to 95/5. The composition forms on a substrate a water/oil repellent layer which does not detract from the visibility of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Yamane, Shinichi Sato, Noriyuki Koike, Takashi Matsuda, Ryusuke Sakoh
  • Patent number: 10898389
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of an adhesive composition comprising at least one silyl-containing polymer, at least one compatible tackifying resin and at least one catalyst, to make a breathable self-adhesive article. The invention also relates to a breathable self-adhesive article comprising at least one breathable substrate coated with a breathable adhesive layer. The invention also relates to a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTIK SA
    Inventor: David Goubard
  • Patent number: 10864703
    Abstract: A non-transparent paper is described for non-transparent art or graphic design sketches, which prevents seepage of the inks, it accepts any type of gel, water-based, solvent-based, oil-based or mixed inks and solid materials for sketching and drawing, as well as fixatives for the solid materials. This paper consists of a lamination of at least two sheets of uncoated bond paper, inserting at least one intermediate layer of pigmented opacifying emulsion between both sheets, applied between the layers of paper to prevent transparency and the seepage of inks from one face of the lamination to the other. This layer of emulsion contains at least one opacifying pigment, at least one adhesive, agents to control viscosity and surface tension and other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Ricardo Millares-Neyra, Ricardo Millares-Sotres, Dalila Rivera-Carmona
  • Patent number: 10865136
    Abstract: Transparent and insulating materials having evacuated capsules are provided. According to an aspect of the invention, a method includes forming evacuated capsules within a solution, and dispersing and suspending the evacuated capsules within the solution such that a packing density of the evacuated capsules within the solution is greater than 30%, and a visible light transmission of the solution including the evacuated capsules is greater than 75%. According to another aspect of the invention, a layer includes a plurality of evacuated capsules distributed within a dried sol-gel. A thermal conductivity of the layer is between 0.02 W/m-K and 0.001 W/m-K, and the layer has a visible light transmission of greater than 30%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Lin Jay Simpson, Chaiwat Engtrakul
  • Patent number: 10844186
    Abstract: A gas barrier film including a polymer base, an undercoat layer that contains, as the main component, an acrylic resin having at least one side chain selected from the group consisting of the side chains (I) to (III) mentioned below, and an inorganic layer, wherein the undercoat layer and the inorganic layer are arranged in this order on at least one surface of the polymer base in such a manner that the undercoat layer and the inorganic layer are in contact with each other: (I) a side chain having an acrylic polymer skeleton; (II) a side chain having a dimethylsiloxane skeleton; and (III) a side chain having a skeleton containing a fluorine atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke Tsukamura, Hiroyuki Uebayashi, Minoru Yoshida, Motoyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10836913
    Abstract: Disclosed is an alumina slurry substantially including alpha-alumina particles and water, wherein the alpha-alumina particles satisfy all particle diameter distribution conditions (a) to (d) mentioned below, the alpha-alumina particles have an alumina purity of 90% by weight or more, the content of alumina in the slurry is 20% by weight or more and 50% by weight or less, and the slurry has a viscosity of 0.5 Pa·s or more and 15 Pa·s or less: condition (a): the average particle diameter is 1 ?m or less, condition (b): particles having a particle diameter of less than 0.2 ?m account for 7% by weight or less, condition (c): particles having a particle diameter of more than 1.5 ?m account for 15% by weight or less, and condition (d): one or more frequency maximums exist in a particle diameter range of 0.1 ?m or more and less than 0.5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hirotaka Ozaki, Noriaki Fujita
  • Patent number: 10759942
    Abstract: Methods are provided for beneficially reusing a paint-saturated filter aid, such as paint-saturated alkaline earth metal carbonates, as a substitute in applications requiring virgin alkaline earth metal carbonates. The paint-saturated filter aid is prepared by re-milling paint-saturated filter aid to a predetermined size to produce re-milled particles suitable for reuse in a variety of applications, including flooring, concrete, and the like. Also provided are flooring materials including re-milled particles of a paint-saturated filter aid characterized by one or more of: a median particle size (D50) of about 1 to about 50 microns; less than about 5% of the re-milled particles being retained on a 200 mesh screen; or a top cut size (D90) of about 5 to about 300 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: J.M. Huber Corporation
    Inventors: Lane George Shaw, Anthony Craig Gentile
  • Patent number: 10752806
    Abstract: An elastic gas barrier coating composition includes a barrier material dispersed in an aqueous media, a polysulfide, and a curing agent reactive with the polysulfide. When applied to a substrate and cured to form a coating, the barrier material forms a continuous phase and a polysulfide elastomer forms a discontinuous phase. An elastic gas coating is also disclosed that includes a continuous phase with a barrier material and a discontinuous phase with a polysulfide elastomer. Substrates at least partially coated with elastic gas barrier coating compositions are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark P. Bowman, Mark Keitzer, Edward F. Rakiewicz, Roxalana L. Martin, Dennis Leroy Faler
  • Patent number: 10738195
    Abstract: Provided is a translucent resin member including: an acrylic hard coat layer, a SiOX layer (1.2<X<2), and a Si(1-Y)CYOX layer (0<Y<1, 1.2<X<2) sequentially provided on a polycarbonate (PC) substrate. The acrylic hard coat layer may be UV-cured in the absence of oxygen. The SiOX layer may be formed by deposition. The Si(1-Y)CYOX layer may be formed by plasma chemical vapor deposition (CVD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Masayuki Kobayashi, Hideaki Yamamoto, Aya Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10711144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-scattering film and a method for manufacturing the same, the anti-scattering film including: a transparent film; and a hard coating layer formed on top of the transparent film, in which the hard coating layer is formed of a composition which includes a UV-curable acrylate resin, first inorganic nanoparticles, second inorganic nanoparticles, a photoinitiator, and a mixed solvent comprising a ketone-based solvent and an alcohol-based solvent, and a plurality of protruding parts is formed on an upper surface of the hard coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo-Hee Hong, Hong-Kwan Cho, Jang-Soon Kim